Thanks everyone! You've given me a lot of good information and I feel much better about the first outing. I really value this forum and all the great help I've found here.
Triguy, enjoy that iPad
. I love mine. Unbelievable how useful this thing is. Movies, books, and thousands of apps...I only use my laptop for "power work" on Microsoft and Adobe programs. Everything else is done on my iPad. Only thing I don't use is the camera for picture taking. It's "weird". But face time calling and/or skyping is very nice.